The Key West Goombay Festival has a very rich history with roots that go all the back to Africa. The word goombay relates to the beating of drums and dance that goes along with it, that was brought to America through the Bahamas.

Many of Key West’s original Bahama Village residence are of Bahamian decent. So, it is only natural that many of the customs and traditions of that culture where brought to America with them and we continue to celebrate these traditions annually.

Saturday’s Events

5:00PM Church Choir “Voices of Praise”
5:30PM Junkanoo Rush
6:00PM Junkanoo Stage Show
6:30PM Opening Ceremony Day Two
7:00PM MP3 Reunion
8:00PM Track Acts and Give Aways (Red Eye Entertainment)
8:30PM Nunez Band
9:30PM Improvables
9:45PM Soca Man Cliff
11:00PM After party at the Coral City Elks Lodge

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